No.19 Back in Service

By Brent Burger; posted September 7, 2003

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After two years down for mechanical work, Sumpter Valley Ry. No.19 was fired up and put back into service this last weekend. The SV runs a number of miles over their original roadbed that ran from Baker City to Prairie City, Oregon. Begun in 1890, the tracks once ran 80 miles of 3-foot mainline. The last of the track was pulled up in 1961, but enthusiasts began rebuilding the line in 1976, reacquiring much of the SV's original equipment, including this locomotive. Nice "artsy" shot of a fading sunset. Photo courtesy of Taylor Rush